In the Netherlands farmers are destroying the harvest of tulips to avoid a new outbreak of coronavirus

In the Netherlands farmers have started earlier than usual to cut off the heads of tulips to discourage people who continue to come to the field for photos. This reports Omroep West.

In the region Bollenstreek that specializiruetsya on the cultivation of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, despite road barriers on the weekends people EN masse came to the field to be photographed among the flowers.

Farmer who is engaged in the cultivation of Tulip bulbs, I decided to start to break off heads of blooming tulips earlier than usual.

“We are going to clean the heads with some types of flowers. This will lead to the disappearance of colors in onion fields that make them less attractive,” he said.

Farmer added that such a move entails financial losses, because before the collapse of the Tulip heads should be fully disclosed. This is necessary to ensure that the plant is healthy and it can be sold abroad with an appropriate certificate.

“We’ll have to skip the examination of flowers and to begin to break their heads before. As a result, we will be able to export flowers in a smaller number of countries,” – said Pennings.

According to him, farmers fear a new outbreak of coronavirus.

As noted by The New York Times, Cbranch stores are suffering losses, and firms that deliver flowers abroad, have already lost 90% of his seasonal income. According to the publication, Cbranch company of the Netherlands forced to cut 140 million tulips.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 13, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.8 million, of which 116 thousand died. In the Netherlands 25 746 confirmed cases of the disease, 2833 people died.

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